Technical Director - Microfluidics-Wallingford CT

Recruiter
Idex Corporation
Location
Wallingford
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 04, 2017
Closes
Oct 11, 2017
Role
Research
Industry
Manufacturing
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Title: Technical Director Microfluidics-Wallingford CT

Business Unit: IH&S (CiDRA)

Location:

50 Barnes Park North

Wallingford, Connecticut, 06492

United States

Function: Business Development

Description:

The Technical Director will be responsible for concept identification, design, fabrication, process

development and testing. A successful Microfluidics Development Lead collaborates amongst peers and leaders across the entire IDEX Health & Science RD&E organization, as well as local Planning, Customer Service, Quality and Manufacturing teams. This role will have a strong strategic approach that will foster business growth while keeping a tight connection with market and industry trends and new product

applications. The Technical Director will be responsible for leading a team and act as the focal point to

customer on products produced developed at the Wallingford Site. Responsibilities will include directing a team of highly motivated development engineers and scientists engaged in developing product and processes

for the highest quality consumable microfluidic devices intended for life sciences, IVD and analytical applications.

# Skills

+ Deep knowledge of genomic, proteomic and/or cell-based applications of microfluidics, including experience with implications of assay performance on device design considerations and manufacturing methods.

+ Understanding of microfluidics-relevant simulation, control, design and analysis and clear understanding of microbiology applications.

+ Ability to translate molecular biology applications to innovative, actionable and manufacturable design concepts

+ Strong understanding of the microfluidics and life sciences market space.

+ Temperament to work with geographically diverse customers, design teams and senior management to support IH&S? business and customer strategies.

+ Experience with polymer microfluidics manufacturing methods considered important.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

+ Innovate and implement microfluidics designs from research, through development to the production environment.

+ Oversee automated inspection, fluid handling and manipulation of equipment.

+ Help ensure efficient transfer of new products and processes into stable production.

+ Guide teams to develop microfluidic device solutions for customer applications; while managing the micro-fluidics product & technology team.

+ Responsible for leading the teams in the development of device & product solutions and process technologies.

+ Partner with the leaders of other functions to collaborate in the development of the workforce and support the site to achieve site goals.

+ Support continuous improvement.

+ Other responsibilities as directed.

Qualifications:

P PhD or equivalent

Minimum 7 years of industrial experience.

+ Solid experience in leadership, employee engagement and skills development

+ Experience with soft lithography, hot embossed, PSA, etched or injection molded microfluidics and Cleanroom experience

+ Working knowledge of basic molecular biology reactions

+ Knowledge and experience with SolidWorks (or similar) and LabView

+ Methodical, effective troubleshooting/problem solving skills

+ Experience working in an ISO9001 or equivalent quality environment

# TETTECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

+ Deep knowledge in chemically modifying a variety of solid substrates for biological applications

+ An emphasis on functionalization of surfaces for specific DNA and antibody immobilization chemistries

+ Deep understanding of the physics and manufacturing of microfluidics devices

+ Experience in injection molding and/or hot embossed fabrication methods a plus

# SPESPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

+ General office environment, with exposure to the manufacturing environment.

+ May requires travelling to customer locations and other locations within IDEX.

IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

# REQ ID: _1547_SDL2017